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Updated Jul 24, 2014

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2.6 37 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

Scientific Games President and CEO David L. Kennedy

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39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good career, interesting work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Alpharetta, GA (US)

    ProsUsually on the leading edge of technology - good opportunities to experiment, try new things. Money is fair - work/life balance is tough here - just because of the nature of the business.

    ConsNo real direction - at least that's been communicated. Lots of silos. Employee benefits on the SG side are pretty much non-existent. Horrible health insurance plans. 401K match is very feeble.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees and communicate where you want to take the company. Look internal for talent- communication is imperative!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disorganized Management

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    Prosallows some remote work capabilities, good benefits

    Consno life-work balance, constantly expected to pull 70+ work weeks. management unable to schedule resources appropriately.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Average

    Director (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGood business acumen, benefits and decent training

    ConsLack of trust and ability to assess talent

    Advice to Senior Managementbroader growth for employees

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    Relatively interesting work and higher level management attempts to show appreciation for workers

    Technical Writer (Former Employee) North Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsPretty good pay and benefits. Work is somewhat varied, so it's different from time to time. It is fun working with lottery applications.

    ConsThe organization in Atlanta is somewhat disorganized; I'm not sure that upper management really is aware of what goes on at lower levels

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A different kind of job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat environment to learn and grow

    Conslow potential to grow need more opportunities to grow in company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Downhill sprial

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlextime is good
    Salaries are higher than most

    ConsLack of direction
    Stale technology
    Lack of work ethic by most
    Raises are very week - The only way to get more money is to change jobs or when entering company

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in new talent from outside. Hiring within has thinned out the talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Depends on your personality

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Alpharetta, GA (US)

    ProsGood pay
    A few departments have solid leadership
    Small company, good if thats your thing

    ConsPoor communication between anyone outside of your team, fair amount of duplicate work.
    Poor PTO available to anyone under 5 years of service
    Lack of focus, goals are short term and often forgotten
    Many departments feel a lack of respect and no appreciaton for their work
    Outdated work mentality and culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a solid goal and focus on it, dont get side tracked with things that arent relevant to the discussion. Loosen up on the 8-5 in your seat mentality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the SGI of old

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWith over 4,900 employees, and loads of world-wide contracts, there is a lot of opportunity to move around and grow.

    ConsCurrent regime has lost touch with what made the company a well-respected leader. Being publically traded, the almighty dollar takes the front seat to anything else - period. Having their employees indicted or caught up in lottery scandals doesn't speak well for the current management style. The old regime never had any scandals, but they weren't publically traded either. Management is hard-edged.
    Aquistions and mergers, along with more contracts spreads employees thin.
    Employees are expected to do what is needed for the company first, regardless of personal consequences or hardships on family.
    This is an example of a company that grew by leaps and bounds at the sacrifice of employees.
    There is no return from the slippery slope of pleasing the shareholders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more personal with your customers and your employees. Don't manage via fear tactics.
    Become an advocate, not an enemy.

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    Nice people. Not sure about future.

    Accountant (Current Employee) Alpharetta, GA (US)

    ProsGood work / life balance

    ConsPoor communication among EEs. Every changing atmosphere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a plan and execute it! Communicate better overall instead of just when an upper level employee is introduced or someone in upper management resigns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Computer Operator

    Computer Operator (Current Employee) Dover, DE (US)

    ProsVacation time and paid holidays are numerous
    Variable scheduling
    Management is tolerant of a personal life
    Good job if you are interested in learning

    ConsThe pay is very low for the job
    24/7 datacenter means a rotating shift
    very few chances to advance in the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake charge of the employees, sometimes an employee just needs a kick in the butt to get the job done. There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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